Texas A&M football recruiting rumors: Aggies hosting 5-star OT this weekend

Texas A&M football stands to make a huge statement if they can win this battle over the Longhorns.

Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football recruiting rumors: 5-star OT in College Station, will return multiple times

Nothing like some positive Texas A&M football recruiting rumors when you're basking in the glow of a huge March Madness win, am I right? There's a lot of good going on in Aggieland right now.

I've written several times about the prodigious crop of talent in the Lone Star State for the upcoming cycle. With the level of prospects from all over Texas in the class of 2025, it's imperative that Elko and his staff hit the ground running.

In that regard, they are off to quite the start. Not only have they already gotten three four-star prospects in the boat in Deondrae Riden, Deyjhon Pettaway, and Kelvion Riggins, they are making headway with many of the top players in the state.

Among the most coveted of these is Lewisville OT Michael Fasusi. An early 5-star, Fasusi's combination of length, quickness, and size is prototypical for the tackle position, and he is consequently among the most hotly-pursued players not only in Texas, but the entire country.

While every program in America would love to get Fasusi on campus for a visit, it is Mike Elko, Adam Cushing, and Texas A&M football who have landed him for this weekend, according to Landyn Rosow of Rivals.

This would be big by itself, but, as the above tweet says, Fasusi will be back next weekend as well, making it two straight visits for the big man out of DFW. This isn't even to mention the fact that he has an official visit set up for the weekend of June 6th to College Station.

Fasusi, along with Denton Ryan's Ty Haywood and Mesquite Horn's Lamont Rogers, are three huge recruiting battles at tackle for the Aggies this cycle. Haywood and Rogers are both set to visit College Station on OVs as well—Haywood on the same weekend as Fasusi, Rogers the week after—in what could be a preview of an elite offensive front in Aggieland for years to come.

The Longhorns would love to grab all three as well—indeed, they are the Aggies' biggest competition for Fasusi at this point, per the rumor mill. However, since the arrival of Elko and Cushing to campus, the Aggies have shot up the highly-regarded OT's list so as to be one of the top contenders for his signature. These visits show that the Aggies are right in the thick of things.

Every journey starts with a single step. Getting a talent like this on campus even once is a huge achievement. With as big of a player as the Aggies are seeming to become in Fasusi's recruitment, I'd keep a close eye on this one as spring turns into summer. Landing him would be a statement victory for Texas A&M football and Mike Elko.